Archives for Senior Alzheimer’s care

Freedom Home Care Helps Raise Awareness Of Alzheimer’s Disease Offering Support To Family And Loved Ones

Freedom Home Care is raising awareness of Alzheimer’s and showing their support for the families, loved ones, and care givers of those suffering with the disease. As the only major cause of death that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed, and more than five million Americans living with the disease, Freedom Home recognizes that Alzheimer’s does not only affect the patient but also their family, friends and caregivers. “Research shows that one in three seniors dies of Alzheimer’s,” states Sharon Burack, founder and CEO of Freedom Home Care. “It is important for our Freedom family to show our support to
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Brain Challenge Test Could Predict Alzheimer's

What if there were a way to spot Alzheimer’s years before it was ever diagnosed? Currently, biomarker tests can help detect the disease twenty years before its onset. The procedure measures abnormal levels of the proteins beta-amyloid and tau, in spinal fluid. These proteins form plaques and tangles which researchers believe contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s. Alternatively, beta-amyloid and tau also help determine if those with underlying factors may be at risk of developing more serious forms of the disease. In addition to biomarker testing, scientists are using brain imaging to record images of any changes in the brain.
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Ways to Help Prevent Alzheimer's

  The effects of Alzheimer’s can be devastating – in both the lives of those suffering from the disease, and the people around them. Out of more than 100 different forms of dementia, Alzheimer’s is one of the most common. It accounts anywhere between 60 and 80 percent of Americans with dementia. Alzheimer’s affects memory, cognition and mental ability and is largely determined by age, family history and genetics. Certain medical conditions like high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes, have also been shown to increase the risk of cognitive impairment. More and more, medical research is showing signs of
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